Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Kia Sportage brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012004

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 76,000 miles


2001 Kia Sportage 4X4 with 76K miles. Within the last 3 weeks I have had to have the front brakes totally replaced, alternator and 2 belts replaced, muffler tailpipe rusted thru, and both front bearing hubs need to be replaced (wobbly).

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 262001

Sportage 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was having continuous problems with front brakes. Has had them replaced by dealership. Dealer found rotors were warped and replaced rotors and pads.

- Yuba City, CA, USA

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